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Weather watchers warn of vicious winter storm heading for Badger State


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Officials are telling Midwesterners to brace for a vicious winter storm that could dump up to a foot in some places – and bring freezing rain and sleet to other areas.

So far, there’s only been one weather advisory posted for Wisconsin, and that’s for the far west central and southwest parts of the state late Thursday and Friday.

The National Weather Service says the Badger State will get a spillover of bad weather – most of which will bear down on Minnesota, Iowa, and places as far west as Colorado.

A winter storm watch is in effect from Thursday night into Friday afternoon for Grant, Richland, Crawford, Vernon, La Crosse, Buffalo, and Trempealeau counties. Forecasters say 6 to 8 inches of snow are possible in those places.

Meanwhile, the Fox River in Kenosha County remains a few inches over its banks – but it’s expected to fall below its flood stage before the day is done.

The Fox at New Munster was a couple inches over its flood stage as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. Only minor flooding was forecast.